World’s most innovative fintech figures featured in 2021 Fintech Power50 List

The selection of top 40 groundbreaking fintech and ten of the top global influencers has recently been released. The 2021 Fintech Power 50 was unveiled live on stage at Fintech Week London on July 13.  With the participation of almost 1000 firms nominated and 15,000 votes cast, this year has not only exceeded but shattered expectations.

The Fintech Power 50 is a prestigious yearly event that serves as a catalyst for transformation and innovation in the financial services sector. This year's confirmed participants show an expanded geographical dispersion for the 2021 cohort, including fintech from not only the UK and Europe, but also North America, Asia, and MEA.

A list of 300 individuals is announced by Mark Walker, the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Fintech Week London. The event appears as the first physical fintech event in the UK since the worldwide epidemic and a Fintech Power 50 partner.

“I'm pleased to reveal our final list live at Fintech Week London,” he added. This year has seen not just an uptick in recommendations from the industry, but also a surge in voting, with over 15,000 votes cast.

“It’s been a fantastic year for the Fintech Power 50, and I’m proud to say that our latest cohort will have more of a geographical split as the number of companies included that have headquarters in either Asia or North America has also increased.”

Here are other significant statistics for the 2021 intake, The Fintech Power 50's third cohort: 

  • 8 Female-led businesses (out of 40)
  • 3 Influencers from Asia-Pacific (out of 10)
  • 3 Influencers from North America (out of 10)
  • 4 Influencers from Europe (out of 10)

Involvement on the distinguished list not only highlights the most exciting companies and informed individuals in the industry, but also provides members with great exposure to The Fintech Power 50's credible network of fintech companies and leaders, as well as invitations to networking events and assistance with talent acquisition.

Moore Kingston Smith, a new Partner for 2021, is delighted to give its support to the current cohort. Moore Kingston Smith's head of fintech, Tom Moore, stated, "We're pleased to be partnering with The Fintech Power 50." It's a great moment to be facilitating high-growth fintech firms in growing up, both in the UK and throughout the world. We already collaborate with some incredibly bold companies that are revolutionizing financial services, and cooperating with The Fintech Power 50 is a natural extension of that. Many will undoubtedly become fintech trailblazers, and this is an excellent chance for us to assist shine a light on them.”

The Fintech Power 50 features some of the most powerful players in the global financial services business as follows: 

  • Emmanuel Daniels, Founder, The Asian Banker, Wealth and Society and
  • Lucy Liu, Airwallex, Co-founder & President 
  • Fernn Lim of Standard Chartered Ventures, featured in the Top 5 Women in Fintech APAC and Top 25 Global Women in Fintech 
  • Dr Leda Glyptis, Chief Client Officer at 10x Future Technologies 
  • Ron Shevlin, Director of Research at Cornerstone Advisors, Senior Contributor at Forbes 

They welcome familiar influencers such as Ghela Boskovich, a prominent specialist on banking regulation and innovation issues,, and Jim Marous, a worldwide financial sector strategist.

Among the outstanding worldwide firms recognized on the list are:

  • KUDA Bank, building the biggest bank for Africans
  • Tink, the Open Banking advocate
  • Featurespace, the world leader in Enterprise Financial Crime prevention
  • Curve, which offers One Card, One App, Zero Hassle 
  •, a leading cloud-based payments solutions provider 
  • Vesta, the only instant, end-to-end transaction guarantee platform for online purchases and Bybit offering crypto traders a professional platform

Besides, a full list of Fintech Power50 Winners can be found here.